Why I Chose Laminate Flooring

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After receiving tons of questions about my flooring, I decided to write this post for y'all.  You're welcome.  :) I agonized over our flooring decisions when we built our house.  I've always wanted that gorgeous waxed solid wood flooring that was in the Parade homes.  But with three little kids?  Completely not practical.  And they are extremely high maintenance (the waxed ones.)  I read that you needed to wax once if not twice a year.  Ain't … [Read more...]

Aztec Inspired Jewelry Organizer

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I have had all my necklaces in a drawer for years, but this year I realized how many statement necklaces I had that were getting all tangled and messed up by living in this drawer.  Even my husband scoffed at my disorganization.  That's when you know you have a problem!  I had to make a jewelry organizer. DIY jewelry organizers are not hard to create, so I went about whipping one up.  I first found an old frame I had lying around, which … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Living Room Update

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This post is sponsored by Target. No more saying "Fall is on it's way"-it's here!  The leaves are changing, it's nearly October, there's the nip in the air.  So it's perfectly safe to pull out your fall decor-no one can accuse you of being too anxious.  However, mine has been out since the end of August...but I wanted to add some extra cozy touches, especially since all the fall TV premieres are coming and we will be spending more time … [Read more...]

A New Farmhouse Coffee Table

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The other day my friend texted me this: My friend:  Where did you get your coffee table? It's just what I've been looking for! My reply:  Actually I built it.  Sorry I know that isn't helpful My friend:  Of course you did. Ha!  DIY friends, does this happen to you? It's actually kind of an awesome feeling.  Knowing that your friends are admiring your furniture so much they want it too, when it's something you BUILT!! So I built … [Read more...]

My DIY Marble Backsplash

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There are only a few projects I've done that I've felt have substantially changed the feeling of my house.  And the DIY marble backsplash was one of them, for sure. *Warning:  very long post ahead!* I thought about this project quietly for a very long time.  I always hated that my kitchen lacked a proper backsplash, only having that little quartz lip of the countertop.  Every time I took a picture for Instagram or something I was … [Read more...]